Alex Kubicek pursued and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Electrical Engineering, as well as Master of Science in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. During Alex’s pursuit of his Master’s degree, he received the Wahl Award for redesigning the curriculum for Weather and Climate 101 and the Lettau Award for Outstanding M.S. Thesis for his work on cloud microphysics and hail formation.
Alex went on from his formal education to found Understory to fill in weather-related observational gaps occurring at ground level. Understory designs, manufactures, deploys, and operates networks of patented ground-based weather stations that deliver real-time, solid-state measurements that include rain, wind, and hailstone impacts. These observational data are processed by the Understory team and leveraged to improve life and property safety worldwide. Understory has deployed over 400 weather stations and owns and operates weather station networks located in Dallas, Kansas City, St. Louis, Denver, and Houston.
Through the process of founding and building Understory, Alex has guided his team through an accelerator program, a hardware seed stage, an institutional seed financing of $2.1M lead by True Ventures, and a Series A financing of $7.5M lead by 4490 Ventures and strategic participation by Monsanto.